Macaw 2

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UploadedMay 20, 2009
TakenJanuary 11, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D60
Exposure1/320 sec at f/5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length135 mm
ISO400
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Macaws are beautiful, brilliantly colored members of the parrot family.

Many macaws have vibrant plumage. The coloring is suited to life in Central and South American rain forests, with their green canopies and colorful fruits and flowers. The birds boast large, powerful beaks that easily crack nuts and seeds, while their dry, scaly tongues have a bone inside them that makes them an effective tool for tapping into fruits.

Macaws also have gripping toes that they use to latch onto branches and to grab, hold, and examine items. The birds sport graceful tails that are typically very long.

Macaws are intelligent, social birds that often gather in flocks of 10 to 30 individuals. Their loud calls, squawks, and screams echo through the forest canopy. Macaws vocalize to communicate within the flock, mark territory, and identify one another. Some species can even mimic human speech.

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  • A G

    A G gave props (20 May 2009):

    terrific beautiful animals, i like your photos of them

  • Keith de Solla

    Keith de Solla gave props (7 Jun 2009):

    that is a great photo. amazing colors

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